Ira and Nidhi, who hail from Delhi, are Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) officers whereas, Renu Raj is a doctor by profession. She hails from Kerala. "I am really very happy. I can't believe this. I just prepared for the examinations," Ira told reporters.

Ira topped the examinations in general category despite being physically handicapped. "I want to be an IAS officer. I want to do something for the benefit of physically-handicapped people," she said. Renu Raj got the second rank in her first attempt. "I am extremely happy to know the results. I have been preparing for the exam for the last one year," she told reporters from Thiruvananthapuram.

Renu Raj, who works at a hospital in Kollam in Kerala, hails from Kottayam. Third rank holder Nidhi said it is a proud moment for her to get selected in the examinations. "It is really a proud moment. I put in lot of hard work and finally it is paid," she expressed. Nidhi is presently Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise.

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